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Hasbro Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime Review

Transformers News: Hasbro Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime Review

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 11:19PM CDT

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Seibertron.com member TJ Duckett brings us a review of the recently released Hasbro version of Masterpiece Optimus Prime 2.0 exclusive to Toys"R"Us. The figure has been turning up all over the country, check your local Toys"R"Us for this highly anticipated release. Check out TJ's video review and images below:



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Re: Kuma Style Video/Pictoral Review: Hasbro TRU Exclusive 2012 Masterpiece Optimus Prime

Re: Kuma Style Video/Pictoral Review: Hasbro TRU Exclusive 2012 Masterpiece Optimus Prime

Re: Kuma Style Video/Pictoral Review: Hasbro TRU Exclusive 2012 Masterpiece Optimus Prime

Re: Kuma Style Video/Pictoral Review: Hasbro TRU Exclusive 2012 Masterpiece Optimus Prime

Re: Kuma Style Video/Pictoral Review: Hasbro TRU Exclusive 2012 Masterpiece Optimus Prime

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Re: Hasbro Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime Review (1428636)
Posted by TFfan92 on October 9th, 2012 @ 11:54pm CDT
Do my eyes and ears deceive me?! Did Hasbro just release an Mp figure that's superior to the original Takara version?!! :shock:
Re: Hasbro Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime Review (1428639)
Posted by Hero on October 10th, 2012 @ 12:12am CDT
Much prefer the Hasbro version. Brighter blue and colored eyes make it a no brainer.
Re: Hasbro Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime Review (1428640)
Posted by Rhinox23 on October 10th, 2012 @ 12:16am CDT
Great comparison and review of the Hasbro vs. TT versions! I never jumped at the TT mold and I am very glad that I didn't. I am more than happy to own the Hasbro version! The colors look great to me and the eyes really put it over the top! The count down is on until he ships from TRU on Monday!! :BOT:
Re: Hasbro Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime Review (1428642)
Posted by President-prime on October 10th, 2012 @ 12:25am CDT
All I can say is. Wow! Wow! Did I just double post? Wow! Man, either those pics came out good or this toy rocks. Or maybe both. But this is what an mp is supposed to look like. Just checked mp sideswipe and that's not a masterpiece. Sorry. Takara-tomy sideswipe for around $83 + shipping or Hasbro mp prime for $99. For almost the same price, sideswipe looks extremely inferior. Was gonna pre-order mp ss, but forget it now. I'll wait and see what Hasbro can do to make him 80 bucks. But Optimus is awesome. Glad I preordered 2, hehe
Re: Hasbro Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime Review (1428643)
Posted by Gearslide on October 10th, 2012 @ 12:46am CDT
So Takara went for a Show Accurate Blue, while Hasbro went with a Comic Accurate Blue?

Well, that makes this a tough choice...

Wait, what' that? Hasbro's Optimus has painted lights and eyes that don't look dead and sparkless?

Hasbro it is then!
Re: Hasbro Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime Review (1428648)
Posted by kirbenvost on October 10th, 2012 @ 1:14am CDT
Haha, I love that pic of Prime snatching the Matrix away from Hot Rod. :lol:

MP OP looks amazing. I can't wait to get my hands on him!
Re: Hasbro Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime Review (1428655)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 10th, 2012 @ 1:45am CDT
The lighting in this video makes the reds looks more like orange.

"TakaraTommy"? "Henkai"? Whoops. :lol:

Still kinda wish Hasbro has the silver roller since that color version is the on that was seen the most often in the fiction. Not just the cartoon, but the comics as well.

Yay! The trailers are the same silver! :D

Too bad about the lack of silver finish on the interior details of the trailer. :-(

Love those eyes on the Hasbro version. ;)^

Give me that Hasbro figure.
Re: Hasbro Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime Review (1428661)
Posted by Dyn@mo on October 10th, 2012 @ 2:16am CDT
Very nice. They say patience is a virtue, and in this particular case it's true.
I get a superior version of the toy (in my opinion - personal preference) and save $200.
It's still overpriced but it could be worse - it could be a $20 deluxe.
Re: Hasbro Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime Review (1428677)
Posted by CrimsonPrime on October 10th, 2012 @ 4:14am CDT
Imma stick with my Takara version. In my opinion that bright blue makes the figure look "cheap" and "fake" and that painted eye looks horrible. Again it's MY opinion, no need to debate/argue about it.

Those who like it, I'm glad you can save your precious money buying this version instead.
Re: Hasbro Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime Review (1428682)
Posted by noctorro on October 10th, 2012 @ 5:38am CDT
ermegherd eptemers perme!!!

I seriously need this figure, I had the MP01 takara, huge 'n heavy. Could've killed my cat.

This version is better imho, hopefully I can ebay it for a reasonable price. Since europe always gets the shaft on anything toy related.
Re: Hasbro Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime Review (1428689)
Posted by DevastaTTor on October 10th, 2012 @ 6:35am CDT
It'll be nice to have both versions to have one displayed in each mode. Hope to have the same equal goodness for future MP releases!
Re: Hasbro Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime Review (1428690)
Posted by daniel77 on October 10th, 2012 @ 6:54am CDT
Nice review. However, you mis transformed both in Alt mode. There's a panel under both arms to cover the space between front wheel and the tank. A lot of ppl forget to unfold that panel.
Re: Hasbro Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime Review (1428694)
Posted by Grimlock Shakur on October 10th, 2012 @ 7:38am CDT
like Steve Irwin used to say "what a beauty!", wow... the more I look at the pics the more I like what Hasbro did, finally them fools got it together! :lol: , but seriously, just wow! I really hope I can get him today, I'm waiting for a couple of stores to open and I'll start making my calls! :grin:

again, beautiful pics! =P~


:BOT:
Re: Hasbro Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime Review (1428700)
Posted by PaxCybertron82 on October 10th, 2012 @ 8:20am CDT
I have to say, this is the first time I've been equally impressed by both versions. I like that Takara's is darker and Hasbro used the lighter animation colors, and its awesome that Hasbro included ALL of the stuff that comes with MP-10. The only thing Hasbro wins the tie with is the eyes. I don't mind Takara's as much as some people, but it would be nice if they were this bright. :BOT:
Re: Hasbro Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime Review (1428705)
Posted by PaxCybertron82 on October 10th, 2012 @ 8:35am CDT
daniel77 wrote:Nice review. However, you mis transformed both in Alt mode. There's a panel under both arms to cover the space between front wheel and the tank. A lot of ppl forget to unfold that panel.



I.... :oops: ....I do this too...in fact, I thought I had the issue kicked until you mentioned it, and sure as shoot, went to my MP-10 and forgot it again.... :oops:
Re: Hasbro Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime Review (1428708)
Posted by omega666 on October 10th, 2012 @ 8:56am CDT
I'm glad I ordered the MP figure from Toys R Us but if I had the option between the Takara and Hasbro, I'd choose Takara. I just don't like that bright blue. Maybe I will upgrade my Hasbro to Takara one day but the only real reason to get the Hasbro is the price. I'm tempted to paint the blues darker.
Re: Hasbro Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime Review (1428709)
Posted by Grimlock Shakur on October 10th, 2012 @ 8:59am CDT
I'm so freakin happy right now!, just called my local TRU and they got a couple in today, so they're holding one for me! :DANCE:

TO ALL MY NORTHERN VA PEEPS, the Manassas TRU should have one more, the TRU in Kingstowne Alexandria should of gotten 2 in today, so call and get yours! :PEACE:
Re: Hasbro Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime Review (1428711)
Posted by Counterpunch on October 10th, 2012 @ 9:05am CDT
TFfan92 wrote:Do my eyes and ears deceive me?! Did Hasbro just release an Mp figure that's superior to the original Takara version?!! :shock:


Not exactly.

The Hasbro version is very nice and for the price is what most will choose.

The Takara version is actually more show accurate. G1 Prime really had a dark blue in the show. The colbolt blue on Hasbro prime seems to be the more modern take on his colors.

People are going to get mad at this comment but it's true. Just a matter of what matters to you in an MP figure.
Re: Hasbro Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime Review (1428716)
Posted by mooncake623 on October 10th, 2012 @ 9:21am CDT
Does anyone have the TRU SKU number?

Thanks
Re: Hasbro Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime Review (1428719)
Posted by Grimlock Shakur on October 10th, 2012 @ 9:24am CDT
mooncake623 wrote:Does anyone have the TRU SKU number?

Thanks


well, the item # is 863856, that's the one I give to the TRU peeps and they find him like that, hope it helps!
Re: Hasbro Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime Review (1428736)
Posted by mooncake623 on October 10th, 2012 @ 9:57am CDT
Thanks!!
Re: Hasbro Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime Review (1428743)
Posted by Grimlock Shakur on October 10th, 2012 @ 10:05am CDT
Counterpunch wrote:
TFfan92 wrote:Do my eyes and ears deceive me?! Did Hasbro just release an Mp figure that's superior to the original Takara version?!! :shock:


Not exactly.

The Hasbro version is very nice and for the price is what most will choose.

The Takara version is actually more show accurate. G1 Prime really had a dark blue in the show. The colbolt blue on Hasbro prime seems to be the more modern take on his colors.

People are going to get mad at this comment but it's true. Just a matter of what matters to you in an MP figure.


I don't think there's a reason to get mad...
it's all about preference... I like the Hasbro version because I think that blue looks better, the price is good for what you get, and deep down inside we feel that good toys can still be produced by an American company (I know they're made in China) but you know what I mean...! :grin:
Re: Hasbro Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime Review (1428750)
Posted by a Cobra Viper on October 10th, 2012 @ 10:26am CDT
Grimlock Shakur wrote:
mooncake623 wrote:Does anyone have the TRU SKU number?

Thanks


well, the item # is 863856, that's the one I give to the TRU peeps and they find him like that, hope it helps!


Thank you. I think my TRU gets trucks on Thursday so I'll give a call tomorrow.
Re: Hasbro Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime Review (1428755)
Posted by TJ Duckett on October 10th, 2012 @ 10:50am CDT
Glad people enjoy the review and pics, and hope everyone gets a chance to get one. It's a fantastic figure.
Re: Hasbro Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime Review (1428784)
Posted by daniel77 on October 10th, 2012 @ 12:19pm CDT
ViperEye82 wrote:
daniel77 wrote:Nice review. However, you mis transformed both in Alt mode. There's a panel under both arms to cover the space between front wheel and the tank. A lot of ppl forget to unfold that panel.



I.... :oops: ....I do this too...in fact, I thought I had the issue kicked until you mentioned it, and sure as shoot, went to my MP-10 and forgot it again.... :oops:

Haha.
I think this is really common. Even Peaugh forgot that in his 1st MP10 video review, and we all know how detail oriented guy he is.
I've always enjoyed the 'Ahh' moment I've had on transformers when I realize something I did not notice before. And that makes me appreciate the figure even more.
Re: Hasbro Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime Review (1428789)
Posted by XDMan on October 10th, 2012 @ 12:57pm CDT
I...love...BOTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE:
Re: Hasbro Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime Review (1428791)
Posted by TJ Duckett on October 10th, 2012 @ 1:06pm CDT
XDMan wrote:I...love...BOTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE:


hahaha. Same here.
Re: Hasbro Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime Review (1428818)
Posted by kirbenvost on October 10th, 2012 @ 2:01pm CDT
OMG I just got mine this morning. :D I haven't had a chance to take him out of the package yet but he looks gorgeous. The red & blue look so much nicer in person than a lot of pics online. After finally having him in-hand I'm completely satisfied with my decision to wait for the Hasbro one.

Rumor has it there's going to be a 30% off sale at Toys R Us Canada next week. Price adjustment, here I come! :D
Re: Hasbro Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime Review (1428853)
Posted by onewaydown on October 10th, 2012 @ 3:50pm CDT
kirbenvost wrote:Rumor has it there's going to be a 30% off sale at Toys R Us Canada next week. Price adjustment, here I come! :D

US TRU has a 20% coupon right now.

http://trus.imageg.net/graphics/media/t ... coupon.pdf

Since most TRUs seem to have jacked the price from $99 up to $115.99, that 20% brings him just below 'regular' price. =\
Re: Hasbro Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime Review (1429061)
Posted by Regimus Prime on October 11th, 2012 @ 1:04am CDT
Just extremely happy to have gotten my hands on one at my local TRU last week. Great addition to any Transfans collection. :BOT:
Re: Hasbro Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime Review (1429417)
Posted by tiburshok on October 11th, 2012 @ 7:28pm CDT
if u guys don't have this yet I'll sell mine... I paid $108 for this with taxes... Just pay for the shipping